• Monday 21st June 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Monday 21 June 2010 by Janice Farrer.

    Please note: Care has been taken to transcribe these entries without alteration to preserve the original language of Herbert Vincent Reynolds.  A metal loophole plate used by the 1st Battalion, showing the marks of Turkish snipers' bullets. It had only been in position a few days. A01002 ‘During the night a heavy artillery action which has continued off and on during the day has been in progress down at Helles. The enemy …

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  • Sunday 20th June 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Sunday 20 June 2010 by Janice Farrer.

    Please note: Care has been taken to transcribe these entries without alteration to preserve the original language of Herbert Vincent Reynolds.  Communion set in presentation case : Chaplain W E Dexter AIF REL34239   ‘Things have been very quiet today. A church service was held in our camp this evening. A couple of shells fell right in the track at Dawkins Point at 8.30pm, usually there are numbers passing the spot about that …

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  • Saturday 19th June 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Saturday 19 June 2010 by Janice Farrer.

    Please note: Care has been taken to transcribe these entries without alteration to preserve the original language of Herbert Vincent Reynolds. Bronze statue of a First World War soldier wearing 'Anzac uniform' (bare torso, shorts made from cut down trousers, hat, boots and socks) carrying three four-gallon tins used for water storage and collection. ART14074 ‘One of our planes passed over here this morning and went down to the …

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  • Friday 18th June 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Friday 18 June 2010 by Janice Farrer.

    Please note: Care has been taken to transcribe these entries without alteration to preserve the original language of Herbert Vincent Reynolds. Australian Army issue watch with leather wristband : Major I G Mackay, 4 Battalion AIF REL ‘This afternoon a Monitor shelled the enemy positions behind Kaba Tepe. At about 10pm the enemy guns in the Olive Grove fired a few shells at our stores in the cove, it is unusual for the enemy to …

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  • 1941 anniversary exhibition

    Friday 18 June 2010 by Karl James. 6 comments

      1941 was a year of battle. It was a time of victories and defeat. Australian soldiers, sailors, and airmen fought their first major battles of the Second World War in North Africa and in the Mediterranean. Australian and British troops won a series of early successes in Libya and later in Syria. But they also suffered greatly on mainland Greece and on Crete. When a rapid German offensive swept the British from Libya, all that stopped the …

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  • Thursday 17th June 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Thursday 17 June 2010 by Janice Farrer.

    Please note: Care has been taken to transcribe these entries without alteration to preserve the original language of Herbert Vincent Reynolds.   British troops in the trenches at Ghurka Bluff in the Cape Helles area. H16497 ‘The enemy artillery has been rather active at times during the past week or so, otherwise things have been extremely quiet, especially in the trenches, it seems to be a deadlock as far as we are concerned at…

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  • Wednesday 16th June 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Wednesday 16 June 2010 by Janice Farrer.

    Please Note: Care has been taken to transcribe these entries without alteration to preserve the original language of Herbert Vincent Reynolds. Sergeant Cyril Lawrence, No. 2 Field Company, Royal Australian Engineers, has his head shaved while seated outside a trench. P02226.020 ‘Rain has been threatening all day and it has got very cool. Late in the afternoon my 3 mates went up to Captain Goldsmiths station where we are on duty …

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  • Tuesday 15th June 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Tuesday 15 June 2010 by Janice Farrer.

    Please Note: Care has been taken to transcribe these entries without alteration to preserve the original language of Herbert Vincent Reynolds. Launches towing barges loaded with barrels of wine for French Army troops being towed to a ship for transport to the Gallipoli Peninsula. H10322 ‘One of our aeroplanes flew over in the direction of Maidros at about 8am and returned about 10.30am. A large seaplane was circling about for …

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  • Monday 14th June 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Monday 14 June 2010 by Janice Farrer.

    Please note: Care has been taken to transcribe these entries without alteration to preserve the original language of Herbert Vincent Reynolds  'Gallipoli landscape at sunset with drowned figure' By Sidney Nolan ART91262 ‘A T.B.Destroyer went in close to Kaba Tepe this morning and shelled the enemy tranches from a while, she returned again this afternoon and shelled the enemy away inland, on this occasion the enemy fired at her …

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  • Sunday 13th June 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Sunday 13 June 2010 by Janice Farrer.

    Please note: Care has been taken to transcribe these entries without alteration to preserve the original language of Herbert Vincent Reynolds.    A group of unidentified bakers at the 1st Australian Field Bakery on a Greek island near the Turkish coast. C00898 ‘A  cruiser disturbed us early this morning which was shelling the enemy trenches from a position off Kaba Tepe while another was firing a way inland from a  position …

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